Strings and Startling Things
Oct19

Strings and Startling Things

Read our review of Billy Strings’ Turmoil & Tinfoil   By Rob Dickens The Artist Billy Strings The Album Turmoil & Tinfoil The Cover   The Release Date September 22 2017 The Label Apostol Recording Company The Introduction Originally from Kentucky and then Michigan, Billy Strings had so much talent as a child, his fate was sealed.  A fourth-generation prodigy who was practically born into bluegrass, started to...

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Dori Freeman’s Letters Never Read
Sep09

Dori Freeman’s Letters Never Read

Read our review of Dori Freeman’s new release Letters Never Read By Rob Dickens   The Artist Dori Freeman   The Album Letters Never Read   The Cover   The Release Date October 20, 2017   The Introduction Dori Freeman grew up in a family of bluegrass musicians, raised on a diet of Doc Watson and the Louvin Brothers.  Her hometown of Galax, Virginia is steeped in Blue Ridge Mountains/Appalachian music...

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Sarah Carroll’s Star Parade
Sep08

Sarah Carroll’s Star Parade

Read about Sarah Carroll’s new release Star Parade   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Sarah Carroll   The Album Star Parade   The Cover   The Release Date March 2017   The Label Sugarrush Music   The Introduction Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sarah Carroll has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals over a twenty-five year career.  As well as her solo work, she is a stalwart...

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The Ahern Brothers
Sep05

The Ahern Brothers

Read our review of The Ahern Brothers self-titled album   By Rob Dickens   The Artist The Ahern Brothers   The Album The Ahern Brothers   The Cover The Release Date June 2017   The Label Independent   The Introduction Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in 2016....

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Walter Trout and Friends In It Together
Sep04

Walter Trout and Friends In It Together

Read our review of bluesman Walter Trout’s We’re All In This Together By Rob Dickens   The Artist Walter Trout   The Album We’re All In This Together   The Cover   The Release Date August 25 (US) or September 1 , 2017 (Europe)   The Label Mascot/Provogue   The Introduction Since he struck out alone in 1989, Trout’s solo career has been celebrated.  Touring tirelessly and spitting out...

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Sam Baker Provides No Doubt
Aug26

Sam Baker Provides No Doubt

Read our review of Texan Sam Baker‘s potent new release Land of Doubt. Sam Baker’s Hushed Power Pierces Through  ‘Land Of Doubt’  By Rob Dickens Sam Baker hails from the small prairie town of Itasca, Texas, and now lives in Austin. His new album Land of Doubt is his first in four years.  It is a compelling testimony from a songwriter who has plenty to say. A cornerstone event in his life has been how he...

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